'Raft' at MONA
       
     
flotilla- motoring up and down the derwent river
       
     
research event- in-situ experiments at the Nyrstar zinc refinery
       
     
'island base' with two barges elsewhere
       
     
mudroom and wet lab barges at work
       
     
banquet hall interior
       
     
wet lab interior with mesocosm experiments under way
       
     
site 'theatrics'
       
     
8 barges- characters that revrberate within us
       
     
parts- standard bases and bespoke silhouettes
       
     
barge plans- 4 silver and 4 gold interiors
       
     
principal configuration #1- double mesocosm, water cloisters
       
     
water cloisters
       
     
principal configuration #2- raft
       
     
raft configuration
       
     
possibilities for multiple site-specific project configurations
       
     
project team
       
     
'Raft' at MONA
       
     
'Raft' at MONA

Project Authors- Simon Pendal and Stephen Neille

In the middle of 2014 Pendal and Neille was invited via an expression of interest process to take part in a 2-stage shortlist national competition to design a Heavy Metals Laboratory (HML) for the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart, one of the world's most experimental art and antiquities galleries.  The HML is intended to address the remediation of the Derwent River riverbed, a highly contaminated environment resulting from years of industrial runoff containing lead, zinc, mercury, copper and cadmium.  After completing two design stageswe travelled to MONA in early March 2015 to present our proposition to their expert advisory panel including scientists, architects, project managers and gallery staff.  Our scheme was awarded a 'top three' placement.  We would like to thank our project team - Jurek Wybraniec (Artist), Miranda Menzies, Oliver Nyman, Alessia Mercuri and Assoc. Prof. Matt Hipsey of UWA (School of earth and Environment).

flotilla- motoring up and down the derwent river
       
     
flotilla- motoring up and down the derwent river
research event- in-situ experiments at the Nyrstar zinc refinery
       
     
research event- in-situ experiments at the Nyrstar zinc refinery
'island base' with two barges elsewhere
       
     
'island base' with two barges elsewhere
mudroom and wet lab barges at work
       
     
mudroom and wet lab barges at work
banquet hall interior
       
     
banquet hall interior
wet lab interior with mesocosm experiments under way
       
     
wet lab interior with mesocosm experiments under way
site 'theatrics'
       
     
site 'theatrics'
8 barges- characters that revrberate within us
       
     
8 barges- characters that revrberate within us
parts- standard bases and bespoke silhouettes
       
     
parts- standard bases and bespoke silhouettes
barge plans- 4 silver and 4 gold interiors
       
     
barge plans- 4 silver and 4 gold interiors
principal configuration #1- double mesocosm, water cloisters
       
     
principal configuration #1- double mesocosm, water cloisters
water cloisters
       
     
water cloisters
principal configuration #2- raft
       
     
principal configuration #2- raft
raft configuration
       
     
raft configuration
possibilities for multiple site-specific project configurations
       
     
possibilities for multiple site-specific project configurations
project team
       
     
project team